MT. VERNON — As many of us are putting the final touches on our holiday plans, decorating, or gift shopping, local food pantries are still serving those in need during the holiday season. And those pantries are looking for donations to serve those in the community that need the help.

Carol Hogue with the Park Ave. Baptist Church Food Pantry says they try to give out a little extra to the people that come to for help during the holidays.

Hogue says on average the food pantry will serve 3,500 people per month. For more information on the pantry, you can call the church at 242-1882.